On Tuesday, February 21, WVU Tech joined more than 50 WVU and WVU Extension programs for the WVU & WVU Extension Day at the Legislature. The annual event provides statewide visibility for participants.
Tech’s representatives included Dr. Hasan El-Rifai, assistant professor of chemistry; Dr. Evelyn Klocke, nursing department chair; Dr. Greg Lieving, assistant professor of psychology, along with admissions and administrative staff.
As Lieving explained, “It was a pleasure to meet and interact with youth throughout the state of West Virginia on behalf of Tech. Our Tech representatives gave these young students memorable experiences, and ensured that many people will continue to talk about the great people and programs at our institution.”
Tech’s interactive exhibits proved to be an exciting attraction for the more than 700 4-Hers, Master Gardeners, Community Educational Outreach Service members, and Extension volunteers from across the state. Participants had an opportunity to learn more about Tech’s nursing program, psychology rat lab and renewable energy projects.
“Renewable energy is among the hottest topics on the face of the earth today. We want to change students’ knowledge and attitudes toward renewable energy to create a generation that is well founded in the basic science behind renewable energy, especially with regard to the chemistry behind these processes,” said El-Rifai.